Biden Administration Drafting EO to Help U.S. Gov’t Secure Digital Supply Chain

The Biden administration said it’s drafting an executive order to help the United States government better defend itself against digital supply chain attacks. A Step Up for Federal Procurement According to NPR, the executive order that’s being drafted will include several initiatives designed to strengthen the security of the United States’ digital supply chain. Among […]

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How Tripwire Can Help U.S. Federal Agencies Implement the CIS Controls

Digital attackers are increasingly launching sophisticated campaigns in an effort to target U.S. federal agencies and other organizations. Two recent examples demonstrate this reality. These are the SolarWinds supply chain attack and the HAFNIUM Exchange exploit campaign. The SolarWinds Supply Chain Attack In mid-December 2020, the security community learned that an advanced persistent threat (APT) […]

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3 Best Practices for Building Secure Container Images

Organizations are increasingly turning to containers to fuel their digital transformations. According to BMC, a 2019 survey found that more than 87% of respondents were running containers—up from 55% just two years earlier. Additionally, 90% of survey participants that were running applications in containers were doing so in production. That was up from 84% in […]

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Attacker Hacked into Florida City’s Water Treatment Plant, Attempted to Poison Water Supply

An attacker hacked into a Florida city’s water treatment plant and attempted to leverage that access to poison the municipality’s water supply.  According to WTSP-TV, an operator at the water treatment plant in the 15,000-person City of Oldsmar, Florida noticed someone controlling his mouse cursor on February 5 at around 08:00.  The operator didn’t think much […]

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11 Respected Providers of IT Security Training

We at The State of Security are committed to helping aspiring information security professionals to reach their full potential. Towards that end, we compiled a two–part list of the top 10 highest paying jobs in the industry. Back in 2017, we even highlighted the U.S. cities that rewarded security personnel with the best salaries, amenities […]

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